Thursday, May 14, 2015

Trust Your True Heart and Spirit

Many times I have heard religious people say, in effect, "You can't trust your heart! Don't listen to your feelings. Just submit and follow these rules." And so begins the breaking of your spirit and shackling of your soul by the spirit of religion.

The spirit of religion is NOT the Holy Spirit. It is the spirit of the Pharisees. Run from it!

While the Scriptures say "the heart is deceitful above all things," they are talking about a heart that is not regenerated or reborn. What happens when you believe in Christ?

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come."
 - 2 Corinthians 5:17

The Apostle Paul says we are transformed into an entirely new being. The old things are gone and the new things have come!

This passage in Ezekiel describes the same internal renewal:

"Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances."
 - Ezekiel 36:25-27

The Lord cleanses our souls and renews our hearts and spirits. God puts his Spirit in us and causes us to walk in his ways.

Yes, we still live in corrupted bodies, so there is an internal battle between the spirit and the flesh. As Jesus said, "The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." But if you are reborn in Christ, your spirit is made alive to God and is the good guy in this battle. You can trust your true heart, thanks to the heavenly renewal made available by the blood of Christ. 

Berry McGuire Had It Right in the 1960s

While driving into town this morning, the old, 1960s anti-war song "Eve of Destruction" by Berry McGuire started to play on the radio. As I listened to McGuire's rough, gravelly voice sing the lyrics, the song resonated so much with me right here, right now in 2015. 

Not asking for sympathy, but I have to say it's been a heavy burden to know what I do and try to relate to the 95% of the people who have no clue. Apathy, fear and delusion are everywhere. "But you tell me over and over and over again, my friend, ah you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction."

Here's the song. Maybe you can relate:

Monday, May 4, 2015

Wake Up, You Live in The Matrix #8 - Geoengineering, Judgment of God and Coming Restoration

For those of you not familiar with the global environmental catastrophe being perpetrated through geoengineering (a.k.a. climate engineering), watch these two presentations by Dane Wigington at Geoengineering Watch: 

On one level, geoengineering is a catastrophe perpetrated against the planet by the same global elite working feverishly to bring about the New World Order. It is causing drought, severe long-term global warming, destruction of the ozone layer and toxic heavy metal fallout which is killing plant, animal and human life.

Jesus said if these days weren't cut short, no flesh would be left alive. He wasn't exaggerating - and environmental destruction is only one aspect of Satan's mayhem.

But keep in mind, God has ultimate authority and works all things for his purposes. In that sense, geoengineering is a judgment against our land for turning away from righteousness and abandoning the purposes of God:

"The land mourns and pines away,
Lebanon is shamed and withers;
Sharon is like a desert plain,
And Bashan and Carmel lose their foliage.
'Now I will arise,' says the Lord,
'Now I will be exalted, now I will be lifted up.'"
 - Isaiah 33:9-15

The last two verses show the story doesn't end just with catastrophe. These events are intended to provoke the hearts of men and women to return to the Lord and lift up his name.

When Jesus comes back on The Day of the Lord, He will heal the planet:

"Do not fear, O land, rejoice and be glad,
For the Lord has done great things.
Do not fear, beasts of the field,
For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green,
For the tree has borne its fruit,
The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full.
So rejoice, O sons of Zion,
And be glad in the Lord your God;
For He has given you the early rain for your vindication.
And He has poured down for you the rain,
The early and latter rain as before.
The threshing floors will be full of grain,
And the vats will overflow with the new wine and oil.
Then I will make up to you for the years
That the swarming locust has eaten,
The creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust,
My great army which I sent among you.
You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied
And praise the name of the Lord your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
Then My people will never be put to shame.
Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel,
And that I am the Lord your God,
And there is no other;
And My people will never be put to shame."
 - Joel 2:21-27

I agree with Dane Wigington: We should be exposing the deeds of darkness and standing up for justice. We can make a qualitative difference. At the same time, prophecy is going to play out. Our true hope is in the Lord.